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Author Phillips, Gene D.

Title Creatures of Darkness : Raymond Chandler, Detective Fiction, and Film Noir
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (350 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface: Billy Wilder Speaking; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Prologue: Trouble in Paradise; 1 Introduction: Dead of Night; Part One: Knight and the City: The Films of Chandler's Fiction; 2 Paint It Black: Chandler as Fiction Writer; 3 The Lady Is a Tramp: The Falcon Takes Over; Murder, My Sweet; and Farewell, My Lovely; 4 Knight Moves: Two Films of The Big Sleep; 5 Down among the Rotting Palms: Time to Kill and The Brasher Doubloon; 6 Dead in the Water: Lady in the Lake; 7 Decline and Fall: Marlowe; 8 Modern Times: The Long Goodbye
Part Two: Exiled in Babylon: Chandler's Screenplays9 Lured: Double Indemnity; 10 No Way to Treat a Lady: The Blue Dahlia and Other Screenplays; 11 Dance with the Devil: Strangers on a Train and Playback; 12 The Stag at Eve: Poodle Springs and Other Telefilms; Epilogue: Endless Night; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Filmography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary More than any other writer, Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) is responsible for raising detective stories from the level of pulp fiction to literature. Chandler's hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe set the standard for rough, brooding heroes who managed to maintain a strong sense of moral conviction despite a cruel and indifferent world. Chandler's seven novels, including The Big Sleep (1939) and The Long Goodbye (1953), with their pessimism and grim realism, had a direct influence on the emergence of film noir. Chandler worked to give his crime novels the flavor of his adopted city, Los Angel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 -- Film adaptations.
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 -- Influence.
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 -- Motion picture plays.
Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character)
Detective and mystery films -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Film noir -- History and criticism.
Motion picture plays, American -- History and criticism.
Noir fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813147905 (electronic bk.)
9780813147901 (electronic bk.)